Apple has another hit on its hands. Earlier today, the Cupertino company announced that it received a staggering 1 million iPhone 4S pre-orders in the first 24 hours.
With shipping dates now 1-2 weeks out, those looking to score an iPhone 4S by Friday are running out of options. But before you set up camp outside of your local Apple store, you may want to give Best Buy a try…
Several sites have been reporting this weekend that the retailer is accepting in-store iPhone 4S pre-orders. For a $50 deposit, Best Buy’s mobile division (which is an authorized reseller for all major carriers) will reserve a handset for you.
iPhoneinCanada has confirmed with Best Buy that its pre-order offer will last until Friday. Then the 4S will go on sale at retail stores across the globe. And word on the street is that Best Buy is offering up to $300 in cards for iPhone 4 trade-ins.
Customers will be able to pick up their pre-ordered handsets on the 14th at their designated Best Buy store. We can’t confirm that all stores are participating in the iPhone 4S pre-sale, but it’s definitely worth a shot if you’re having trouble finding one.